Meaning of pal

pal




A pal is a good friend. When you’re feeling nervous, sad, or lonely after moving to a new town, it can make you feel better to talk to a pal.

If you have a friend you think of as a buddy or a mate, that’s a pal. Your earliest pals are often the kids in your neighborhood or at school. As you get older, you have the chance to meet more pals — and when you’re friendly with these pals and hang out with them, you can say you “pal around” with them. Pal is originally a Romany word meaning “brother,” from the Sanskrit bhrata, also “brother.”

Definitions of pal
  1. noun

    a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

    synonyms:

    brother, buddy, chum, crony, sidekick

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    types:

    cobber

    Australian term for a pal
    type of:

    friend

    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

  2. verb

    become friends; act friendly towards

    synonyms:

    chum up, pal up

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    type of:

    befriend

    become friends with

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